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Journalism

We prepare our journalism students to be the next generation of reporters, producers, photojournalists and editors. They learn the professional skills and concepts needed to pursue careers across multimedia technologies. Receiving a solid grounding in reporting, editing, ethics, news judgment, layout and design, students also become skilled in digital editing of video and audio while becoming solid journalists.

Freshman Year

Fall Courses Credits Spring Courses Credits
BIO 101 Nature of Life 3 MAT 109 or higher 3
ENG 101 Written Com I 3 ENG 102 Written Com II 3
HEA 200 Health Education 2 COM 103 Oral Com 3
HIS 105 Civ I or HIS 107 AfrAm 3 HIS 106 World Civ II 3
JAC 101 Media/Multi Society 3 JAC 110 Intro to Media Writing 3
PED___(1 hr) 1 PED ___(1 hr) 1
UNV 101 Individual & Life 1 JAC 111 Entrance Exam 0
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Courses Credits Spring Courses Credits
JAC 200 Visual Media 3 JAC 210 Reporting & News Writing 3
MAT 110 or higher 3 PSY 203 Intro to Psychology 3
HUM 201 Humanities I 3 HUM 202 Humanities II or sub 3
SCI 102 Intro to Phy Sci or
MES 130 Intro to Env Science
3 Liberal Arts/Science elective 3
CSC 120 Computer Science 3 JAC 265 Intro to Radio/TV Prod 4
SOC 205 Intro to Sociology 3    
TOTAL 18 TOTAL 16

Junior Year

Fall Courses Credits Spring Courses Credits
JAC 340 Broadcast News Writing 4 PHI 210 Logic/Sci Method or sub 3
JAC 310 Advanced News Writing 3 ENG Elective (200 or higher) 3
POL 201 Intro to Political Sci 3 JAC 404 Media Ethics 3
JAC 440 News Production 4 JAC 410 News Editing 3
Minor/AOE course 3 Minor/AOE course 3
    Minor/AOE course 3
TOTAL 17 TOTAL 18

Senior Year

Fall Courses Credits Spring Courses Credits
*JAC _________ 3 JAC elective 3
JAC 495 Senior Capstone 3 JAC elective 3
Minor/AOE course 3 Minor/AOE course 3
Minor/AOE course 3 Liberal Arts/Science elective 3
JAC 405 Media Law 3 # For non-Liberal Arts/Science minor/AOE course (3)
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 12(15)

TOTAL Credits 128/#(131)

* Choose ONE of the following: JAC 403 Media Entrepreneurship or JAC 406 Media Management or JAC 407 Media Criticism or JAC 408 American Media History or JAC 425 Crisis Communication or JAC 450 Special Topics, or JAC 452 Int’l Journalism & Communications, or JAC 453 Ethnic and Alternative Media, or JAC 454 Civil Rights Era and the Media.

#Students who pursue a non liberal arts and sciences (LAS) minor or AOE in Architecture, Aviation, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Leadership, Management, and Marketing must take an additional 3 hours to fulfill the accrediting standards.